Route 2 to Northbound SR 269
State Route 2: Slide Repair
Ottawa County: Through August 2018, westbound SR 2 near SR 269 will be
reduced to one lane,
and the ramp from westbound SR 2 to northbound SR 269 (Exit 125) will
be closed for slide repair. Detour: northbound SR 53 (Exit 124); SR
163. All work is weather permitting.
mid-November 2017, crews noticed the pavement was cracked in the
shoulder of westbound SR 2 at SR 269 exit 125, so they monitored it.
Soon there was an inch difference in pavement heights, so ODOT
engineers were deployed to inspect it, and the shoulder was closed.
Wednesday, November 29, ODOT closed the ramp from westbound SR 2 to
northbound SR 269, exit 125, because the difference in pavement heights
was expanding. Shortly thereafter the pavement slid, or dropped down,
as seen in the picture below. Because the area was already closed,
nobody was injured in the slide.
then, ODOT has been monitoring the slide, conducting tests to determine
the magnitude and creating a team to combat the problem.
geotechnical crews surveyed the area and decided to proactively close
the right lane of westbound SR 2 on Tuesday, December 5.
week of December 4, ODOT crews cleared vegetation from the side of
the slope to allow access for survey and geotechnical equipment.
proactively removed the light pole just west of the Norfolk Southern
completed site survey work on Friday, December 8. On Thursday, December 14, ODOT designers delivered
preliminary cross sections of the slope to help evaluate the failure
geotechnical drilling crew completed installation of 3 inclinometers on
the slope and began taking readings of movement of the slope.
about the slide was gathered through Friday, January 19, 2018.
- Analyzing data and
creating a matrix of options to determine the best repair for this
- This week ODOT crews
are removing the pavement in the ramp lane and cutting some soil
back to remove weight from the slide.
- The timeline for this
project is unknown at this time; August 2018 was the initial
estimate. ODOT understands this exit is important to the area's
summer tourism and will do their best to repair this slide as soon
- We know this
inconveniences some travelers, but our priority is safety for the
- We want to be good stewards
of the taxpayers' money and do the proper repair, not just a quick
fix that may fail in a couple of years.
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review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal
environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried
out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding
dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.